I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Purpose of Form
Generally, all applicants filing for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a designated civil surgeon. Form I-693 is used to report results of a medical examination to USCIS. The examination is required to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.
Number of Pages
Form 5; Instructions 9.
01/15/13. (10/11/11 edition also still accepted.)
Where to File
After completion of the medical examination, the civil surgeon is required to give you, the applicant, the completed Form I-693 in a sealed envelope for submission to USCIS. Do not accept it if it is not in a sealed envelope. USCIS will return the form to you if it is not in a sealed envelope or if the envelope has been opened or altered.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the Form I-693 to USCIS, not the civil surgeon’s.
If you are applying for adjustment of status, you may submit Form I-693 in one of the following ways:
Other applicants: Follow the instructions on or included with the application or the instructions given to you by the office requesting the medical examination.
$0. Note that USCIS does not regulate fees charged by civil surgeons for medical examinations. Fees may vary by physician.
Medical examinations completed on or after January 1, 2012, must be reported using a version of I-693 no older than 10/11/11. If a medical examination completed on or after January 1, 2012, is submitted using any version older than 10/11/11, USCIS will reject the form, and require the applicant to return to the civil surgeon in order to complete and resubmit the current version of Form I-693.
USCIS requires most applicants seeking to adjust to lawful permanent resident status to submit the results of a medical examination by a designated civil surgeon on Form I-693, which indicates whether an applicant is or is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.
Note: To ensure the results of the medical examination are still valid at the time USCIS adjudicates the associated benefit application, applicants should schedule the medical examination as close as possible to the time they file for adjustment of status, respond to a Request for Evidence, or attend an interview (if applicable). Applicants should, however, also provide sufficient time for the performance of laboratory testing or additional testing required under CDC's Technical Instructions. For more information on the validity of Form I-693, see the USCIS Policy Manual Volume 8, Part B, Chapter 4.
For detailed information about the medical examinations:
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-693
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/17/2013